Journalism News, JTM News coming to your town…WIIFY?

Submitted by PeggyHolman on Sat, 06/28/2008 – 7:05am

What’s in it for you? has solicited placebloggers to provide hyperlocal
content to their national platform. Have you gotten a solicitation?
Have you considered it? Now, they’ve launched a new widget for their
calendar, which makes it easy for a placeblogger to add a calendar
sourced from AmericanTowns contributors. Would you use it? So What’s In
It For You?

So, I’m tracking down the chief of this outfit to find out, but want
to know — do you see competition, cooperation, or confusion with these
national platform/hyperlocal sites?

See press release info:, the Web’s fastest growing site in the hyperlocal space, (
is expanding the reach of its community event database content via a
new widget they are releasing today.  As you know, useful hyperlocal
community information
(vs. just local news) is growing in appeal to local users and many
sites are looking to move that direction and to monetize that
experience via advertising.

Michelle Ferrier
Daytona Beach